Thursday 22 September 2016

Application for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 2017

Dear Students (Sec 1 to Sec 3),

We are pleased to inform you that applications for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 28 Oct 2016.

The STSPMF is a community project initiated by The Straits Times, to provide pocket money to school-going children from low-income families. The children can use this money for school-related expenses such as a recess meal or their bus fares. 

The eligibility criteria and benefits are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria
a.  Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR).
b.  Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller.
c.  Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/month or less
d.  Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream primary/secondary school/Junior College/Centralised Institute
e.  Is not concurrently receiving school pocket money or other similar monthly school pocket money schemes  Students receiving the MOE Independent School Bursary may apply.  
f.   Have never received school pocket money fund in the past, prior to applying for STSPMF at the school. Past recipients of STSPMF will not need to apply. 

Students supported by the STSPMF will be able to receive $95 per month (secondary school students) for a maximum of 24 months (starting Jan 2017 onwards).  

Application Procedures and Submission 
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.  Application forms are available from the SST General Office.  Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 28 Oct 2016.  Successful applicants will be notified through the school in Dec 2016.